September 11 Attacks

Be ever vigilant [Editorial]

Be ever vigilant [Editorial]

It was 16 years ago this week when terrorists shocked us out of our comfortable lives and made it clear no one is safe from the zealots whose only mission in life is to end or disrupt as many lives as possible.

Sept. 11, 2001, is forevermore known in the United States as 9/11. That’s when terrorists put into motion plans — which were a long time in the making — to use airplanes as weapons against the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City and another target, presumed to also be in D.C. and likely the White House, that ended instead in Shanksville, Pa.

What was an idyllic Tuesday morning in late summer, quickly became a horror...